Assessment of Security Within the Department of Defense - Training, Certification, and Professionalization [open pdf - 2MB]
"This is the second in a series of reports designed to provide an overall assessment of security policies and procedures within the Department. In this report, we address how the Department trains, certifies, and establishes professional standards for security professionals across the DoD security enterprise. We addressed security costs in a previous report. We will focus on the classification and grading of security personnel and the policies associated with these security issue areas in subsequent reports. We found that security training is sporadic and not consistently applied throughout the Department. This is due, in part, to the inability to ensure that funding for security training is dedicated and not re-allocated for non-security efforts. Furthermore, the Security Professional Education Development (SP�"D) Certification Program is only partially developed at this time and linkages to identified security job requirements and competencies are not well understood by the DoD security workforce. A certification program to assess the proficiencies of individuals in security positions will ensure they are appropriately placed in security positions with competencies that best serve the security needs of the Department. The certification program needs to be fielded in a timely and consistent manner with support from the DoD for the program's implementation and sustainment."
Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General, Report No. DoDIG-2012-001
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